Wound Dressing

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1h 13m
Updated 09 May 2024 Certificate ANCC Accredited

Effective wound dressing regimens play a critical role in the optimisation of a patient’s wound and ability to achieve both their short-term and long-term care objectives.

This Ausmed Course provides learners with clarity and confidence in wound dressing practices. Through the exploration of dressing types and evidence-based practice recommendations, healthcare professionals will emerge with an enhanced ability to select, apply and troubleshoot wound dressings, ultimately improving patient outcomes and contributing to optimised wound management within their healthcare settings.

Content

6 Video Units • 15 Questions
Pre-reflection
1 Question
Introduction
5m
Pretest
3 Questions
Wound Dressing Fundamentals
1 Question
2m
Types of Dressings
4 Questions
25m
Dressing Regimens and Documentation
4 Questions
16m
Troubleshooting and Complications
1 Question
8m
Conclusion
2m
Post-reflection
1 Question

What you'll learn:

1

Apply an understanding of the pivotal role of wound dressings to facilitate optimal wound outcomes for patients in your care.

2

Confidently choose appropriate dressings according to specific wound characteristics in order to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

3

Advocate for the integral role of meticulous wound care documentation in ensuring continuity of care and informed decision-making.

4

Promptly identify and address common complications related to wound dressings, such as dressing dislodgement, allergic reactions and infection risks.

Who it's for:

Nurses and other healthcare professionals working in all clinical areas where proficiency in choosing and using wound dressings is a required practice.

Why it's needed:

Effective wound care hinges on sound clinical decision-making that is informed by a comprehensive understanding and selection of appropriate wound dressing products, guided by a consideration for the specific needs of the patient.

However, studies have identified inadequate wound management knowledge and skills across various healthcare professions, including nurses, paramedics and general practitioners. This is indicative of a potential systemic deficiency in the provision of education on the topic of wound management.

Specifically in relation to the topic of wound dressings, the enormity of available products and variety of clinical applications likely further contribute to confusion and a lack of understanding among healthcare professionals when trying to apply knowledge in practice.

Therefore, new and effective education on wound dressings is required in order to enhance clinicians' wound dressing selection and assessment skills.

Purpose

The purpose of this Ausmed Course is to provide healthcare professionals with a clear understanding of the key principles of wound dressings and equip learners with the skills necessary to effectively select, apply, change and troubleshoot wound dressings in their practice.

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Last updated09 May 2024

Published06 May 2024

Due for review30 May 2026
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This course has been published with the American Nurses Credentialing Center Accreditation.
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